“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.” Psalm 23:1. Many of us are discontented and empty, even though we’ve long ago memorized this familiar passage. Why is that? Maybe it’s because when we say, “the Lord is my shepherd,” we really don’t let Him be our shepherd. We don’t follow Him beside the “still waters” and lie down in “green pastures.” Instead, we want and want until our souls are dry and we have wandered far from the “paths of righteousness.” We become fearful in the presence of evil and refuse the protection and rescue of His rod and staff. He sets His table before us, but we don’t eat. Is it any wonder, then that our cup is more often empty than full? If we want goodness and mercy to follow us, we must let the Lord be our shepherd. He who abandons himself TO God will never be abandoned By God.